Labor of love

As Steve Adler studied judicial systems elsewhere, he put that knowledge into practice by raising the quality and significance of labor law in Israel.

By DAVID GEFFEN
October 2, 2017 01:50
Judge Steve Adler on the balcony of his home in Jerusalem’s Old City on September 13, 2017

Judge Steve Adler on the balcony of his home in Jerusalem’s Old City on September 13, 2017.. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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JUDGE STEVE Adler, the former president of the National Labor Court who gained a reputation as a humble peacemaker, is one of the most outstanding American immigrants to Israel. Even in his retirement, this legal dynamo now adjudicates claims of Holocaust survivors. Never pausing for a moment, the 76-year-old Adler is a symbol of success for all immigrants, and serves as a shining example of modesty, goodness and justice.

In an exclusive interview with The Jerusalem Report, the soft-spoken Adler says, “My observant Judaism emphasizes moderation, the centrality of family, human dignity and democracy, and a life which balances Torah and work.”

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